Herbert Read Reassessed

BookHerbert Read Reassessed

Herbert Read Reassessed


March 1st, 1998




Herbert Read (1893–1968) acquired in his lifetime a considerable international reputation in all the major areas of his diverse activities: as poet, as educationalist, as anarchist, as philosopher (of aesthetics), as art critic, as historian of, and above all, as propagandist for modern art and design. The papers assembled in Herbert Read Reassessed offer a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of Read’s life work that is designed to stimulate debate.

An impressive volume... it manages to present a unified but not totalizing portrait of one of England’s most distinguished twentieth-century critics.

English Historical Review

Author Information

David Goodway is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Leeds. Previous publications include 'London Chartism, 1838-1848' (Cambridge University Press: 1982,2002), 'For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice' (ed. 'Routledge:1989) and 'Herbert Read Reassessed' (ed. Liverpool University Press:1998).